YCT 2 Vocabulary List

Passing YCT 2 indicates that you can understand and use some simple Chinese phrases and sentences and cope with basic level communications. It requires you to master 150 vocabulary words. There are two sections in YCT 2’s content: listening and reading. Both sections contain 60 items in total.

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Chinese Pinyin English
Noun
jiā home
学校 xuéxiào school
商店 shāngdiàn shop;store
房间 fángjiān room
医院 yīyuàn hospital
北京 Běijīng
中国人 Zhōngguórén Chinese
爸爸 bàba father;dad
妈妈 māma mother;mum
哥哥 gēge old brother
姐姐 jiějie old sister
老师 lǎoshī teacher
弟弟 dìdi young brother
妹妹 mèimei young sister
同学 tóngxué classmate
学生 xuésheng student
朋友 péngyou friend
医生 yīshēng doctor
shǒu hand
kǒu mouth
眼睛 yǎnjīng eye
头发 tóufa hair
耳朵 ěrduo ear
鼻子 bízi nose
个子 gèzi height
jiǎo foot
māo cat
gǒu dog
niǎo bird
fish
熊猫 xióngmāo panda
shuǐ water
牛奶 niúnǎi milk
米饭 mǐfàn rice
面条 miàntiáo noodle
苹果 píngguǒ apple
chá tea
香蕉 xiāngjiāo banana
包子 bāozi steamed stuffed pun
今天 jīntiān today
明天 míngtiān tomorrow
现在 xiànzài now
yuè month
hào date
星期 xīngqī week
diǎn clock
nián year
分钟 fēnzhōng minute
昨天 zuótiān yesterday
早上 zǎoshang morning
晚上 wǎnshang evening
铅笔 qiānbǐ pencil
书包 shūbāo schoolbag
桌子 zhuōzi desk
椅子 yǐzi chair
电视 diànshì television
汉语 Hànyǔ chinese;mandarin
名字 míngzi name
天气 tiānqì weather
颜色 yánsè color
qián money
里面 lǐmiàn inner
上边 shàngbian top
Verb
谢谢 xièxie to thank you;to thanks
再见 zàijiàn to goodbye
qǐng to please
不客气 bú kèqi you’re welcome.
对不起 dùibuqǐ to sorry
没关系 méi guānxi never mind.
shì to be
yǒu to have
kàn to see;to watch
chī to eat
to drink
to go
jiào to be;to call
lái to come
zuò to do
zuò to sit
mǎi to buy
huà to draw
说话 shuōhuà to speak
wán to play
学习 xuéxí to study
睡觉 shuìjiào to sleep
起床 qǐchuáng to get up
打电话 dǎ diànhuà to call
ài to love
喜欢 xǐhuan to like
认识 rènshi to know
觉得 juéde to think
huì can
yào have;need
可以 kěyǐ can
Adjective
hǎo good
duō much
big
xiǎo small
cháng long
gāo tall
高兴 gāoxìng happy
hǎo good
duō much
big
xiǎo small
cháng long
gāo tall
高兴 gāoxìng happy
lěng cold
hot
漂亮 piàoliang beautiful
好吃 hǎochī delicious
hóng red
huáng yellow
绿 green
Pronoun
I;me
you
he;him
she;her
我们 wǒmen we;us
这(这儿) zhè(zhèr) here
那(那儿) nà(nàr) there
哪(哪儿) nǎ(nǎr) where
sheí who;whom
什么 shénme what
many;much
怎么 zěnme how
怎么样 zěnmeyàng how is it
多少 duōshao how much;how many
Numeral
one
èr two
sān three
four
five
liù six
seven
eight
jiǔ nine
shí ten
liǎng two
líng zero
Measure word
used before nouns without special measure words of their own
suì used for age
kuài piece
zhī used for animals or things in pair
Adverb
not;no
hěn very
also
没有 méiyǒu not;don’t have
zhēn really
Conjunction
and
Preposition
zài at
than
Particle
de for grammar
ma for question
le for grammar
ne for question